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When assembly IS required!

Depending on your situation, we might have some shared life experience in the assembly world. If you're like me, have children (or shop at IKEA), you have more than likely had a box with an insane amount of parts and pieces and the little saying "some assembly required". Thinking to ourselves: "SOME?! I have to... Continue Reading →

What tools do you need while owning a home?

The title does express the need for tools when owning a home, but of course, renters would benefit from some tools as well. Tools are everywhere, whether we're talking about hand tools, electric, pneumatic, automobiles, or the infamous office "jock". But, some people don't really know where to start, or how crazy to go. It's... Continue Reading →

Feel like you’re underpaid? When to ask for a raise?

Throughout the workforce, every single employee wants to be paid their fair share. Ultimately, different workers will value themselves at different levels. Some employees feel that a pay increase is a guarantee after so many months or years at the company, while others believe it's based on their work performance. There are several variables to... Continue Reading →

Should you wait for illness, or take care of your health now?

In America, unhealthy habits are just a short drive around the corner (pretty much to any chain store or restaurant people frequent regularly). That's not to say other countries are the gold standard of health either, but I wouldn't know first hand. The staggering statistic is that 6 out of 10 Americans has a chronic... Continue Reading →

Abrasive Finishing Explained

It really depends on who is being asked the question, but generally if all employees of a metal fabrication shop are polled to see which department is the "worst", there will likely be a lot of votes for grinding/deburr department. While their reason may vary dramatically, it really comes down to one (or all) of... Continue Reading →

Get floored by your home!

THE BIG DEAL?! Hardwood flooring can not only look great while adding an extra element to your home, but it could command a higher sale price when it comes time to put it on the market and finally make that move to Canada you've been putting off for 10 years.

Escape from (Heat)

While certainly the presence of summertime is joyful for the few who are still in school but have an 8-10 week break here in the US, it's also a dreadful time for plenty of people (especially those who work outside for a living). While it's not possible to totally avoid the heat, and live in... Continue Reading →

Train Your Replacement!

When it comes to "on the job training", how do you treat new hires as a manager? This can be a touchy subject depending on the mentality of the manager or supervisor; there's really only two ways to feel about new hires. "THEY WANT TO TAKE MY JOB" In my experience, this feeling is buried... Continue Reading →

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